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FEDERAL

Ill

RESERVE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / W
September 6, 1963

H.8b

1VEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES -SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from corresponding
period- a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
7 mos.
Week ending
>
Aug. Ill Aug. 241Aug. 171Aug. 1C 1963

Federal Reserve District
Area, and City
UNITED STATES

±_2

+2

Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Juburbnn Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell

+10

+11

±_Z
+11

+ 9
+ 8
+10
+ 6
- 1
+ 3

+10
+ 9
+10
'+ 3
+ 8
+ 3

+ 8
+ 5
+11
+ 1
+11
+ 9

+
+
+
+

+11

+ 8

+ 9

+ 5

+ 4

+24
+ 9
+15
+ 1
+15
+14

+21
+ 7
r+ 6
+ 1
+ 7
r+ 8

+15
+ 8.
+ 4
+ 1
+12
+11

+
+
+
+
+
+

+
+
+
+
+

8
4
5
1
8 .
2

±_5

r__0

_o

±1

- 5
+ 7
+21
+ 3
+20
+ 8
+12

r- 9
- 7
+ y
+15
r+ 6
+ 8

-19
+23
r+ 6
- 1
+11
+ 2
+ 8

-10
+ 1
+11
- 0
- 2
+ 8
+ 4

+
+
+
+
+
+

3
3
1
2
1
1
6

r+13

±19

±6

+ 5

+28
+ 6
+ 3
+12
+22
+ 9
+12
+ 8
+ 7
+13
+ 7
+ 7
+ 2
+ 5

+22
+13
+15
+18
+20
+ 1
+ 9
+19
+19
+10
+ 2
+10
+ 6
+ 4

r+ 5
+ 4
+ 2
r+ 4
+ 9
- 4
r+ 3
- 2
+ 7
r+14
r- 1
+ 7
+ 4
+ 4

New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York-H.E. New Jersey
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre-Hnzelton
Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling




Mass.

N.Y.
N;Y. N.J.
N.J.
N.Y.
"
"

Del.
N.J.
Pa.

Ky.
Ohio

Pa.
W.Va.

0

+_4

+ 6

±1
+ 4
0
8
5
2
9

4
8
1
2
3
0

3
5
5
2
6
9

+20
+ 6
+ 3
+ 3
+10
- 6
+ 8
+ 8
+ 2
r+11
- 6
0
+ 2
+ 1

+
+
+
-

+ 1
+
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+
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+
+
+
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+

4
3
2
0
0
4
5
4
2
3
0
1
2
1

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS(Continued)
•Pferctentaga change from corresponding
" v * . period, a.year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
7 mos,
Week ending
Aug. 311 Aug. 24(Aug. 171 Aug. 10 1963

Federal Reserve District'- - - Area, and City
Richmond District .
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown-Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
;Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
"" Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
v •:Tampa-St, Petersburg
" Atlanta
Augusta
. Maw Orleans
Cities
Miami Downtown
Central Atlanta
Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee
St. Louis District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
^Mpls.-St. Paul
Mpls, and Suburban
'Minneapolis
. St.- Paul & Suburban
.
Cities
Duluth Superior




'

±Ji

±Ji

...dU

+ 8
- 6
+13
+10
- 2

r+10
r+ 6
r+ 5
r+ 5
- 8

i+ll

±_9

La.

-13
- l
+18
+14
+16
+13
+ 6
+ 4

-11
- 3
+24
r+ 9
+26
+ 8
- 3
+ 4

- 9
+ 4
+19
+13
+23
+13 '
+ 5
+ 6

Fla. 5a.

- 4
+ 6

r- 5
+ 1

- 2
+ 6

+,

+14

r+13

111.
Ind.
Mich.

+16
+ 7
+12

B.C.
"

Md. .
Va.

Ala.
Fla.
Ga.

+
+
+
-

5
2
5
4
1 '!

+10

+ 5

+ 5
+ 4
+ .4
''
+ 5
- 3

+ 9+ 1
+ 5
0
+ 2

• +12
o
+ 1
+18
+18.
+22
+10
+13
+ 5

+ 7
- 3
+ 3
+13
+ 9
+ 8
+ 6
+ 4
+ 9

- 4 • - 5
. + 1
. + 7
+10

+ 4

+12
- 3
+ 8

+
+
+
+
+

+ 8
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+15
+ 4
+12
+15
+ 7

+18
+ 7
+14
+ 8
+ 9

+10

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- 2
+ 4
0
+ 1

+11
r+15
+ 9
+ 5

+ 2
+11
-.2
0

+10
+ 4
0
- 2

+
+
+
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+10

+ 3

+
+
+
+

+ 7
+ 5
+ l
+10

*

Wis.

Ark,
Ky.
' Mo.
Tenn. •

r+12
Minn. •
"

n

+14
+10

+7

•

+21

nn.&Wis.

+ 9

*

8
8
5
9

'+• 1

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-+ 6

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4
5
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r+ 9
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+13
+ 3

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3
3
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+ 3
+ 6
*

- 2
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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
*
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
7 mos.
Week ending
Aug. 31IAUE. 241 Aug. 171 Aug, 10 1963

Federal Reserve District
Area, and City
Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Omaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City ,
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma

±_7
Col.
Kans.
Mo.-Kans.
Mo.
11

.

Nebr.
N.Mex,
Okla.
Mo.




+16
- 8
+ 2
+ 5
+ 2
-14
+ 8
+ 8
+12
- 2
- 2

+12
- 6
+ 7
+ 6
+ 7
-10
r+ 6
r+ 4
+14
+ 7
+ 6

+19

+ 8

±Jt

±Jt

±A

+14
- 6
+ 1
+ 2
- 3

+
+
+
+
+

+ 5
- 2
+ .1
+ 7
- 5
- 1
+ 4
+ 3
+ 8
+ 4
+ 5

-16

+
+
+
-

0
2
4
2

8

1
7
6
2
5
3

+7

1

+ 9
+ 1
- 9

- 5

+ 4

+ 3

U

+ 4

+ 7
+ 6
+11
- 3 ,

+ 3
0
+ 5
+ 5

rJL
Tex.

0

"
"

Calif.

Ore.
Utah
Wash.
"

- 2
+13
+ 2
+ 2

- 1
+ 5
+ 6

r+ 6

"

"

r—Revised

±_7

+ 7

+ 3

+ 3

+10
+ 4
+ 5
+ 6
+ 1
+ 8
+ 2
+ 2
+ 5
+ 5
+11
- 9
+ 5
- 1

+10
- 5
+ 2
+ 6
+ 3
+ 8
- 1
+ 2
+ 7
+ 8
+ 2
- 5
+13
+20

r+ 1
r+ 3
- 2
+10
r- 1
+ 9
+ 1
+ 3
+ 2
- 4
+ 2
- 7
+ 9
0

. + 7
+ 1
0
+ 3
+ 9
+12
+ 4
+ 1
.+ 5
- 4
- 1
-20
- 4
. - 9

+
+
+
+

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5
4
6

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5
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